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Headlines Alabama Hunting Regulations Spark Debate

voiceofreason

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - A move to liberalize Alabama's hunting laws has sparked a debate so passionate you'd think the subject was college football.

A state board has approved a series of proposals to loosen hunting regulations in Alabama, where hunting is a $3 billion industry helped along by one of the nation's longest game seasons. Under the new rules, hunters could use turkey decoys, crossbows and sights on muzzleloaders — practices that are all currently banned.

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources says the changes are aimed at adding more options for hunters, and the move already has opened up new marketing opportunities for hunting manufacturers and retailers. While the changes still aren't final, Wal-Mart stores in the state have started stocking crossbows from $159 and up.

But the new rules have outraged some unusual critics — hunters themselves, not the animal-rights types who might be expected to join such a fight. They say traditional outdoor ideals like fair play are being trumped by dollars in a bid to sell more products and increase the state's sale of hunting licenses, which has lagged in recent years.

"My biggest concern is the hunter ethics they are destroying," said Bud Cardinal, a retired veterinarian and former member of the state board that approved the changes.
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The "ethics" of killing animals (with brains the size of walnuts) said the veterinarian...

OK, that's fucked up.
 

morelos

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vor said:
The "ethics" of killing animals (with brains the size of walnuts) said the veterinarian...
ok.. you'd normally be thinking 'wtf,' but there are several clues hidden in the message:

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - A move to liberalize Alabama's hunting laws...
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Wal-Mart stores in the state have started stocking crossbows...
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Bud Cardinal, a retired veterinarian
i hope that sums it up, and removes some of the 'wtf'ness of it all.

~ dan ~
 

undiehiker04

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voiceofreason said:
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - A move to liberalize Alabama's hunting laws has sparked a debate so passionate you'd think the subject was college football.

A state board has approved a series of proposals to loosen hunting regulations in Alabama, where hunting is a $3 billion industry helped along by one of the nation's longest game seasons. Under the new rules, hunters could use turkey decoys, crossbows and sights on muzzleloaders — practices that are all currently banned.

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources says the changes are aimed at adding more options for hunters, and the move already has opened up new marketing opportunities for hunting manufacturers and retailers. While the changes still aren't final, Wal-Mart stores in the state have started stocking crossbows from $159 and up.

But the new rules have outraged some unusual critics — hunters themselves, not the animal-rights types who might be expected to join such a fight. They say traditional outdoor ideals like fair play are being trumped by dollars in a bid to sell more products and increase the state's sale of hunting licenses, which has lagged in recent years.

"My biggest concern is the hunter ethics they are destroying," said Bud Cardinal, a retired veterinarian and former member of the state board that approved the changes.
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The "ethics" of killing animals (with brains the size of walnuts) said the veterinarian...

OK, that's fucked up.

Lmao I live in that shithole of a state .............it fucking sucks here
 

DanGeo23

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I hear that .50 cal sniper rifles and M-240s are on the ballot next year...